What Is Interpreting?

Interpreting and translation are two separate professions yet numerous skills overlap and many language professionals work in both fields.

See Simultaneous Interpreting In Action!

Interpreters Barry Slaughter Olsen and Katty Kauffman face a series of challenges to test their simultaneous interpreting abilities. Can Katty interpret a text message conversation in real time? Can Barry interpret a recorded speech that continually gets faster? Watch and find out!

Glossaries and Tools

We’ve put together a list of glossaries and search engines, as well as downloadable books, reports and videos to help interpreters prepare for their assignments.


About The Community Interpreter®

The Community Interpreter® (TCI) is the leading national entry-level program to train interpreters to work in medical, educational and social services settings. With more than 330 licensed trainers in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam and six other countries, this 40- to 60-hour program provides the solid foundation required for bilingual staff and freelancers to work as professional community interpreters. Learn more.

About Cross-Cultural Communications

Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) developed The Community Interpreter® program and its support materials. CCC is the only national training agency in the U.S. devoted to community interpreting, medical interpreting and cultural competence. It is also the only organization that licenses community interpreter trainers across the U.S. and in other countries. For more information about CCC please visit www.cultureandlanguage.net.

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CCC is an SBA Certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)